We serve dinner every night and brunch on weekends!
Warm Duck Confit & Tuscan Kale Salad
hard boiled eggs, red onions, warm wild mushrooms, umami dressing (also available Vegan)
Spicy Heritage Pork & Beef Bolognese
fresh fettuccine, parsley, parmesan, calabrian chili, breadcrumb
Fried Mushroom Polenta Bites
Food came out wrong and cold. Sat us at a table where the sun was in your eyes. Disappointed.
As some restaurants continue to have their outdoor dining spaces, I think it's important to add a pleasurable atmosphere that is similar to the rest of the restaurant. Although they tried, they definitely need to do more to add to the experience of the back parking lot.
The burgers were not cooked to our requested temp. of Medium/Rare and the Bloody Mary's were so-so.
They used to have a much more exciting menu. Hope that changes with Covid restrictions lifting.
The food was actually good. Try the duck confit and risotto . The Moscow mule was yummy
Came here on a recommendation fr9m our waiter at Amaro a few nights before. The food did not disappoint. The setting is a super quaint basement and garden of a residential house on a leafy corner in Calistoga. We arrived at 5pm and were seated in the garden at the only table not covered by shade. It was brutal and we had to leave before dessert The food was really good, with some shining moments. The ceviche was on point, the polenta bites were paired with their secret umami aioli, really delicious. I went for the bolognese and opted for it to come "dirty" with cheese and truffle oil (of the good kind) - it was obscenely good. The highlight though was the bread and butter, comes screaming hot from the oven accompanied by whipped butter topped with black salt - a light crispy crust encased a soft yet structured bread center that defies description in earthly terms. All in a a great spot in Calistoga for unique Cal cuisine.
Lovina's menu included some wonderful healthy and even vegan options. We started with ceviche, which was delicious, and offered as a fairly generous portion. Next was the vegan lasagna with impossible sausage, which was delicious, and offered in as an extremely large portion. We split the lasagna and even had some to take home. Our vegan cheesecake was a delight. Neither of us had had cheesecake in many years, due to lactose intolerance or other dietary restrictions. To be able to eat something fairly similar tasting was a real treat. Our service provider was terrific as was the hostess.
Great service, beautiful outdoor setting, terrific food.
We spent great time for family reunion at Lovina. Brunch and desserts are all great! Mimosa is average. No parking spots during peak hours.
Amazing delicious food served on beautiful handmade dishes. Don’t miss!
We've eaten here several times and unlike most restaurant I adore, this one gets better each time. The second story dining add-on was also superior!
The best vegetarian options! Lasagna was divine. Homemade pasta — amazing!
Great place! Friendly, excellent service and delicious food. Our daughter needs dairy free options and they were plentiful along with tasting great.
Wonderful food and great waitress.
My second time dining at Lovina!! Absolutely fantastic!! If I lived closer, I would dine at Lovina at every opportunity!! Can’t wait to go again!!
We love going to Lovina for Sunday breakfast. Our server “Taylor” is awesome!
Food was good but missed the mark in a couple of small ways - salad was overdressed and the bread pudding for dessert was a little bland, but the salmon was cooked really well. The staff was excellent. I'd be willing to give them another try.
We left both entrees uneaten due to it being barely edible. The risotto was soup and not cooked enough at all, the boneless ribeye was absolutely terrible. Came out raw and tough. We asked them to put it back on the grill and they came out with the entire plate scolding hot. Their wine selection was poor, the waitress did not asks if our meals were ok and made us pay for all of it without asking anything about the food not being eaten. At the end of the meal, the waitress said to us “have a good night doing whatever you’re doing”. From the moment we walked in the door we seemed to be bothersome to the hostess. Very very poor experience overall.
The portions are out of whack here. Came for my birthday and paid entree prices for 1/2 the portion u would get at any other restaurant. This is not a high end upscale operation where it’s $$$$ for small plates. This is a normal restaurant basically ripping off customers and making them leave hungry. Did not want to spend a penny more than we did here for what we ordered. Talked to someone who said they were “management” and after explaining we were starving after paying $30 for a pasta dish and $15 salad that had 5 lettuce leaves on it, bargained with us to give us half portion more of the bolognese we ordered. Very shabby management here and would not return or recommend.
Love this place. So happy they're open again. Great folks there, management and bartender are excellent.
fantastic food and great service
we were celebrating a birthday and they paid such attention to detail
I ate inside for my second post COVID trip to Lovina. The dining rooms are so cute. This was before June 15th so it was one table for every dining room very distanced. Food was amazing I got the chilaquiles and the mimosa flight. Plenty of booze for one person honestly I should have shared with my friend. She had the spicy Bloody Mary and it was delicious but definitely make you sweat. It’s in a really cute part of Calistoga I highly recommend while in Napa. The only issue with sitting inside is it’s an old house so a larger group’s voices echoed into our room just keep that in mind.
Service and cuisine are pleasantly very exceptional and very enjoyable, however noise above us (ceiling) detracted from ambience and enjoyment. While only 10:30am it sounded at times like a group of people were dancing boisterously on the floor above which is also part of the restaurant, a second floor open terrace
Both pasta dishes, prawns in cream sauce and the bolognese, and the risotto orders were freshly made and very tasty. Pastas are made in-house.
Delicious Moscow mule with pineapple, wonderful service, and we enjoyed everything we ate, desserts are a must!
Loved This Resturaunt!! We are Definitely coming Back. Very Good Service!! Excellent Food !
Absolutely outstanding meal. Great for a vegetarian like me too. Epic dessert! Very warm and unpretentious. I’d definitely come back!
Innovative and delicious!??
Brought an exec group here for an offsite. Custom menu, custom pairings. Incredible experience. Would go again.
It was so delicious; it was the first time in about six months since my wife finished the whole plate herself. She didn't want to share. That is saying something
The menu was interesting, and we appreciated the vegan options. The ambiance was nice. The risotto was excellent. The ceviche was very fresh but not as flavorful as we'd hoped. The duck salad, vegan lasagna, and vegan cheesecake were good but nothing special. Our waitress was excellent at first, but later no one bothered to take our dirty plates away, even when they brought our dessert.
Always THE BEST experience, all around. Thank you, Lovina. We love y’all.
It was fantastic my favorite brunch in Calistoga
Great food, food presentation, and taste. It was amazing! The staff were very friendly as well. Awesome experience. We were able to sit in the ‘family room’ which was perfect for our group. Very clean restaurant.
Who would have guessed in the land of meat and cheese that Lovina's would create THE best vegan Lasagne? Well, they did, and we loved it!
We like sitting outside on the street side, even with the car traffic. When we arrived they were going to sit us behind the cafe which was a converted parking lot. The area was too sunny and the music too loud. They were happy to move us to the front where it was quite pleasant.
Love LOVINA… Best restaurant in Calistoga… shhhhh
Overall the service was excellent. Great customer service—the waiter consistently checked in and made sure we had all we needed. The food was great and the atmosphere was pretty laidback on a sunny Saturday! I’d recommend this place to friends and family—plan to come back. :)
Lovely patio area and upstairs veranda. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Nice staff that checked in on you often. Will definitely be back and recommend it to friends.
Enjoyable Dinner - Ceviche, Shrimp & Pasta - Very good. No Full Bar, but a very nice Wine list.
The food was good but the wine list was pretty terrible considering where the restaurant is located. We didn’t end up with a bottle of wine, which we always have when out to dinner, due to the poor list. Hopefully they will consider updating it.
Hello! What would you have liked to see on the list? We have very limited storage, so it can't get very big, but I'd love to know what you were looking for and I'll try to find something that fits that range to improve the options. Best, Jen
Food and service was excellent. Gem salad is killer. Bolognese and roast chicken are both highly recommended.
Lovina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 942-6500.
Lovina is rated 4.7 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.